Hawaii Vacation News Roundup for August 5th

  • Good grief!  There’s no wonder that Haleakala National Park is considering whether to restrict or halt the downhill bike rides from the top of the crater.  Per KHNL, Maui Memorial Hospital reports seeing “at least two to five injured cyclists in their emergency room each week with broken bones or facial injuries from their downhill ride” at Haleakala. 

 

  • Which Hawaii beach is considered the sexiest?  According to Concierge.com, Kaanapali Beach in Maui made their 2007 World’s Sexiest Beaches list.  These lists make me laugh.  How can you say Kaanapali Beach is sexier than Wailea Beach or Kapalua Beach?  I’m going to come up with a list of best beaches to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  Do you think that will be a hit?  πŸ˜‰

 

  • If you are concerned about the environmental impact of your travel, there is something you can do about it.  Many airlines and travel web sites offer you the opportunity to buy carbon offsets.  An offset is a fee that goes towards planting trees or funding renewable energy.  To read more about this emerging trend, check out this article.  Non-profit offset providers are recommended.

 

5 comments
  1. Aloha Sheila,
    Great to find a link to my ‘5 Myths about Hawaii’ blog on your blog today. I appreciate it. Your myth number 5 suggestion about how safe our hawaii beaches are made me write a brandnew post with the title ‘How safe are Hawaii beaches – A Life or Death Story’. No legend or myth but real, scary real! Come visit my blog and read for yourself. Comments are most welcome! Mahalo and aloha, Pua

  2. I agree with the “sexiest beach” thing. To me any clean unspoiled beach in Hawaii is sexy. But I think your idea about peanut butter and jelly sandwiches would be a hit. πŸ˜‰

    For that category, I highly recommend Ala Moana!

  3. Thanks, Oahu Tours, for approving of my PB&J List of Beaches. I will certainly consider Ala Moana in the mix. πŸ™‚

    Nice to see you back and look forward to seeing more great posts on your blog!

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